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Our team


Prof. Shambu Prasad is a  Professor of Strategic Management and Social Sciences at IRMA. His expertise and research straddle several interdisciplinary fields such as science and technology studies, rural livelihoods, social entrepreneurship and innovations, sustainable agriculture and managing collectives enterprises. 

Project Coordinator and Professor,  IRMA



Deborah Dutta is a Senior Research Fellow in the Living Farm Incomes project. Deborah Dutta holds a PhD from the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.  She is deeply interested in the interplay between educational processes, sustainable practices and socio-technical systems. Her interests include blogging and drawing comics. 

Dr. Deborah Dutta

Abhishek Saxena is a doctoral (fellow program) scholar at Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). His wider interest lies in social entrepreneurship, grassroots innovations in agriculture, health and education domains, governance of people’s institutions, research and science communication and anthropological and participatory action research in health, food, and education. He loves traveling, photography, reading and cooking.

Abhishek Saxena

Chintan Patel works as a Programme Assistant in the project, and is the go-to person for any work involving administration and accounting processes. He completed his PGD-HRM from  Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad (MGLI)

Chintan Patel

Aneesh works as a Research Associate in the project. He is an India Fellow of the Cohort of 2020. He is a graduate in Biotechnology from Indraprastha University, Delhi. He is interested in developing intersectionality as a construct for society, with a focus on inclusive policy, sustainability and healthcare. 

Aneesh Mohan

Shubha Khadke is a development professional having more than 18 years of experience across strategic designing, implementing and strengthening various development programs on farm and non-farm based livelihoods.   She has worked with several civil society organizations in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Her interest areas include rural livelihoods including promoting and developing women-centric community institutions, Bottom of Pyramid Enterprises focusing on agriculture and allied sub sectors.

Shubha Khadke
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Bhavesh works as a communication and outreach consultant in the project. He is interested in experimenting and learning more about the communication strategies for social impact projects and businesses for the new age. 

Bhavesh Sawariya
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